En Pointe School of Dance Staff (Page 2)
Amie Mock began dancing at the age of 8 training predominately at the Lilburn School of Ballet and later at Rotaru Ballet School. In 1986, she received a summer scholarship as a dance major to the Governor’s Honors Program for the state of Georgia. She attended Southeastern Regional Ballet Association (SERBA) conferences during her early training to take classes from renowned teachers such as Robert Joffrey, Richard Englund, Gus Giordano, and Marcus Alford.
She has performed with Gwinnett Ballet Theater (1982-1986), semi-professionally with Ballet Rotaru (1988-1990), and with Praise in Motion (1996-2002). She performed in classical ballets such as The Nutcracker (annually), Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, The Three Cornered Hat, Pequita, and Carmen.
Amie began teaching in 1992 at En Pointe School of Dance. In 1995, she added Walton School of Dance, and in 2007 assisted in the transition of WSD to the non-profit ministry of Discipleship Through Dance in Monroe where she acted as the Assistant Director and Lead Instructor for 4 years. In her years teaching, she has also been on staff at Decatur School of Ballet and at Conyers School of Ballet and has taught at other schools in the metro Atlanta area as well.
Amie resides in Snellville with her husband, Spencer, and two children, Kaleb and Megan, whom she has homeschooled since 2000. Outside of dancing Amie enjoys sewing, writing, movies, the beach, long baths, and sunshine.
Of teaching and of being part of a dance ministry Amie says:
“I desire to teach children quality ballet and send with them a love & appreciation for the art form that will stay with them for a lifetime whether they continue to dance or grow up to support the arts. Now I have the added privilege of loving children and training dancers in a Christ Centered environment. This is a beautiful treasure to teach dancers that their art can glorify God. Giving my dance over to the Lord changed my life – and the lives of those around me - in many positive ways. It is a tremendous privilege to use God given talent to touch hearts and minister to the world. For years I danced and performed, but never knew the freedom or true of enjoyment of dancing until I danced to worship the Lord.”
Danielle Carbonaro is a native of Upstate New York and relocated to Georgia in 2013. Her dance training began at Betty Jean's Dance Studio at the age of 3 where she studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Baton. By age 12, although she loved all styles of dance, she began to focus more on Tap and Jazz. Needing to broaden her horizons, she began training at Encore Dance Center, where she auditioned for their competition team. She became a member of the competition team and performed competitively for 5 years. Throughout the 5 years she took home numerous high level awards in group and solo performances, on both a regional and national level. After graduating high school, Danielle studied with Steffi Nossen Dance Company and performed with Dutchess Performing Arts Ensemble. She attended Berkeley College where she studied Accounting. Danielle feels beyond blessed to have found a dance family as amazing as the one she has found at En Pointe. She is excited to share her experience and love of dance with her En Pointe dancers.
Patrick Condon graduated from Brenau University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Studies in 2016. There he performed with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance in their production of Chicago in 2014 and he has danced in almost all performances put on by the Brenau University Dance Department. He’s worked with renowned dance choreographers such as Vincas Greene, Carl Flink, Madia Cooper, and Kristy Nilsson. He originally came into the arts by studying musical theatre at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Florida, when he was in middle school until he realized his true passion for dance several years later. While there he performed in a professional production of Sound of Music and has performed in many musicals put on by the Maltz’s Conservatory of performing arts such as West Side Story, Pippin, Cats, and Bye Bye Birdie. He also has experience with various styles of Ballroom dance and was on the Spanish dance team at Jupiter Community High School.
Susie Grimley - Bio coming soon